David Michaud (Founder) – Since 1993, when he obtained his Mining Engineering Degree from Queen’s University, David has acquired experience in operating roles including many years’ experience in post-commissioning operations troubleshooting. Mineral Processing and Metallurgy has become a core strength and passion for Mr. Michaud.
Mr. Michaud is registered member in good standing of the Association of Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration Inc. (SME Member ID is 4207213RM) and is therefore a QP “Qualified Person” for USA based 43-101 purposes.
As a Mineral Processing Engineer, a/k/a Metallurgist, Michaud identifies and corrects inefficiencies in mineral processing plants through IN-FIELD TROUBLESHOOTING of concentrators (grinding, froth flotation, leaching or others) and processing facilities/plants worldwide.
Michaud Organizes, Develops, Executes and Manages Metallurgical Test Programs using on the latest technologies and best people in the mineral processing industry.
“Over the course of my 20-year mineral processing career, I have had the opportunity to participate in numerous mining and metallurgical operations. This Metallurgy background gives me the ability to apply real-world experience and a lessons learned perspective to problems. I know that the quickest and most effective way to improve operations is to be immersed in those operations. I am fluent in English, Spanish, and French, allowing me to personally talk with front-line operators and workers to gain insights into potential bottlenecks in grinding/flotation.”
With a history of implementing better operational practices and executing on recommendations where other plant metallurgists have failed. 911Metallurgy Corp. offer clients expert assessments, execution, and significant results.
911Metallurgy Corp`services are particularly valuable to:
★ Banks, investment firms, and potential partners and acquirers requiring due diligence prior to investing
★ Board members, executives, and managers looking for potential improvements or “repairs” within their operations
★ Exploration and mining companies needing metallurgical testing program development and management
★ Mining Companies requiring temporary or transitional management/operation of concentrators
★ Mining or Exploration Companies executing early stage metallurgical (geometallurgy) testing programs
Wade R. (VP Operations Training -Consultant) – Wade is a Corporate Safety Award winner with 40 years of experience in operator training, flotation and cyanidation including Merrill-Crowe. He has extensive South America experience and is proficient in Spanish. He has occupied several positions including Operations Superintendent with Company such as Yukon Zinc, Proton Engineering Systems, United Keno Hill, Salmita Mine, Mascott Mine, Skyline Exploration, Cheni Gold Mine, Snip and Eskey Creek Gold Mines, Silver Standard, Pan American Silver.
Harry K. (VP Plant Commissioning -Consultant) – Harry has 30 years of experience in all stages of gold processing with strengths in the area of sampling, fire assay, gold and silver flotation, cyanidation (CIL/CIP, Merrill Crowe), and plant commissioning. He conducted the pre-commissioning evaluations and inspections onsite, ensuring all installed unit operations meet the requirements of plant commissioning at several plant for mining Companies South America (He is functional is Spanish) including SilverCrest, Barkerville Gold, Silver Standard, Pan American Silver, Boroo Gold, Bema Gold, Homestake, Bond Gold, Giant Yellowknife Mine. Ray has occupied several positions including CIL Mill Manager.
Jorge G. (VP Engineering -Consultant) – Jorge is a is fluent Spanish/English Metallurgical Engineer with over 25 years of experience in Projects, Engineering Design, Grinding, Flotation and Cyanidation. Particularly in Project Management, design, testing and operating of flotation plants, and geochemical studies. Treatment of porphyry copper ores, differential flotation of polymetallic ores such as lead-zinc, copper-zinc, lead-copper-zinc, and precious metals. Companies: Bear Creek Mining, Xstrata Copper Chile, Transmin Metallurgical Consultants, Antamina, Neg. Minera Cut-Off. Consulting Services: Anthem United, Eriez Flotation, Panoro Minerals.
Joseph C. (VP Leaching SX/EW Engineering -Consultant) – Joe is fluent Spanish/English Metallurgical Engineering with a specialty in heap leaching, metal cementation, solvent extraction and electrowinning (SX/EW). He has provide project evaluation, process engineering, due diligence and process improvement contract services for numerous engineering firms, mineral resource companies and financial institutions.
A solid mining operations & project management professional with strong technical engineering background and long term record of progressive leadership expertise. Joe, excel at organization, streamlining processes and integrating management systems, His skilled and balanced approach to building productive teams, maximizing revenue and reducing costs while focusing on safe and sustainable operations.
Thrives at driving and producing bottom line profitability through strategic planning, implementation of lean processes and cost control measures in operations large and small.
Joe is registered member in good standing of the Association of Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration Inc. (SME Member) and is therefore a QP “Qualified Person” for USA based 43-101 purposes.
Dr. HT (Process Engineering -Consultant) is a PhD Engineer with over 25 years of experience in mining, renewable energy, and technology. He has solid leadership skills with C-level experience (top management) combined with an excellent technical background and a proven track record of innovation and problem solving across multiple disciplines. Dr. HT is a Qualified Person under the Society of Mining Engineers (SME) Registered Member accreditation.
Dr. HT’s background includes: conventional gold recovery processes and refractory gold pretreatment via pressure oxidation, stirred tank BIOX, heap biooxidation, and roasting circuit design. Conventional base metal process design including polymetallic flotation, conventional oxide heap leaching, heap bioleaching and stirred tank bioleaching.
Dr. HT has performed consulting for several companies in the field of process design and optimization, due diligence, and financial modeling. He possesses significant international experience, having lived in West Africa and South Africa and conducted a variety of projects in multiple countries.
Dr. HT has extensive experience designing, performing, and analyzing metallurgical test work including mineralogy, crushing, grinding, gravity separation, filtration/thickening, flotation, CIL, heap leaching (gold/copper/zinc), refractory ore treatment (bioleaching – heap/tank, autoclaves, roasting), SX/EW ,and tailings treatment. He has authored over 20 peer-reviewed technical papers and numerous studies and has presented at a variety of international conferences. He holds patents related to bioheap leaching biofuels production.